The Paulding Chamber of Commerce was pleased to hold a ribbon-cutting for Suzanne Whitworth at her State Farm Insurance Agency on Friday, September 27, 2019. Suzanne Whitworth State Farm opened on March 1, 2019. She began her career working for a State Farm Agent 19 years ago.
The Paulding County 4-H Forestry Judging team recently competed at the Northwest District Forestry Judging Competition in Conyers, Georgia. The team consisted of Junior and Senior 4-H’ers who spent 8 weeks preparing for the competition by learning to identify seventy-five Georgia trees, forty diseases, and insects of forest trees and learning how to conduct wood volume estimation and orienteering in forest stands.
Dallas, GA – September 18, 2019 – The Paulding Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for on Dena Humphries, Guaranteed Rate; Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Dena is a highly driven, result-focused and a decisive leader with 27 + years of mortgage/ banking experience. As an accomplished mortgage executive, she demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
The Paulding Rotary Club welcomed Caroline Gransbo, an international student from Sweden who is currently attending West Georgia University. Caroline is in the Georgia Rotary student program (GRSP).
Thank you to the Dallas Rotary Club for proving dictionaries to all the 3rd graders in our county.
The Paulding County Rotary Club welcomed Deidre Holden Supervisor of Elections & Voter Registration for Paulding County. Mrs. Holden gave a thorough explanation of the current advancements taking place to accommodate voters here in Paulding County. Mrs. Holden outlined proposed precinct changes for 2019 to accommodate the substantial growth of the county's voting population. Complaints of long lines and waiting periods in our voting process have resulted in the proposed expansion from our 12 current polling locations to a newly recommended 17 locations.
The 8th Annual Pigskin Preview took place at the Dallas Civic Center in Downtown Dallas, organized by the Paulding County Rotary Club. This year guests were greeted by Paulding County High School drum majors and varsity football cheerleaders, along with their principal, Craig Wilcox. Guests also enjoyed a Hamburger and Hot dog lunch grilled and prepared by the Paulding Rotary Club members. A new record number of community and county representatives gathered to take part in this year’s event.
Paulding County 4-H students competed at the State 4-H Congress in Atlanta from July 23-26. The State 4-H Congress is the statewide public speaking and interview competition for 4-H’ers across Georgia.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Easy Walk Foot Clinic on August 12th. The clinic is located at 5604 Wendy Bagwell Pkwy., #311 in Hiram. Dr. Azuka Nwaedozie (“Dr. N”) has dedicated most of her life to giving back to others and serving her community in the medical field. Dr. N graduated from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City.
Missy Cusack of Chattahoochee Technical College and fellow Rotarian introduced 2 of 4 students Julie Mullenix and Rich Omari who are Rotary scholarship recipients and are attending Chattahoochee Technical College. The Paulding Rotary Club gladly continues to provide scholarship assistance to local students furthering their education.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for JK Land Jeep Sales on, Wednesday, August 7, 2019. JK Land Jeep Sales & 4X4 Outfitters is a modern, innovative, high-end Jeep dealership and 4X4 customization experience located off Highway 92 at 64 Hunter Road, where Douglasville and Paulding County co-exist. JK Land specializes in new and used Jeep sales, Jeep outfitting and Jeep conversions, in addition to 4X4 truck and SUV outfitting and customizations.
Truth in Nature, a 501c3 non-profit organization will be adding a second chapter for its outdoor mentorship and ministry programs for fatherless boys in fall 2019. Truth in Nature has grown its reach locally in the Dallas, GA community to now have the need to expand its programs to host 2 mentoring weekends per month at the Dallas Camp Facility.
Member Doug LaRoss introduced guest speaker Rita Norris current CareLink Board of Directors Chair. Ms. Norris, who brings years of experience with community service programs, has been involved with CareLink for three years and is held the chair for the past year and a half. CareLink serves as a community health, dental and wellness clinic providing low-cost and high-quality medical support care and resources to the residents of Paulding County. CareLink is a 501(c)(3) organization and is committed to addressing access to care barriers while promoting healthy lifestyles through education and prevention.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jody Martin as the Director of Communications and Events. Jody has been involved with the Chamber for many years serving as an Ambassador, Co-Chair of the Empowering Women Committee, a Leadership Paulding graduate and an active volunteer. We are excited about the many talents, skills, and ideas Jody brings to the Chamber.
With a population in excess of 150,000, Paulding County is able to sustain two (2) Rotary Clubs: Dallas Rotary Club AND Rotary Club of Paulding County.
The Dallas Rotary Club is the newer of the clubs. It was established in 2003 and has 17 active members. This club currently has its regular meetings on Thursday mornings at Audrey’s Cafe. Please check Facebook for schedule.
The Paulding County Rotary Club, the first Rotary Club in Paulding County, was chartered in 1969. It has approximately 42 active members and meets regularly.
Although the clubs are different from one another, the common mission is the same – SERVICE TO COMMUNITY. We invite you to visit each club to determine which is the best fit for you. Please see each club on Facebook for current meeting schedule. FOUR WAY TEST: Of all the things we think, say or do…. Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?